|• Total||6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.5%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||3610|
Clermont under the apartheid days was a black middle income township. It is surrounded by Westvile, Kloof, New Germany and Inanda in the distant. Its main road is called Clermont road and is named after Sir Clermont, a farmer who sold his land. It was the only place in Durban where black people were able to buy property and build houses. Since the end of apartheid Clermont has been sprawling with shacks as people from the rural areas come and seek work opportunities in the nearby suburbs of Westville and New Germany, Pinetown and Durban. Clermnont has a large Anglican, Catholic and Wesleayan community and on Sundays one can see the women of each denomination wearing their church uniforms with pride. Today it is a well known for socializing and entertainment as lifestyle clubs and pubs are found in this historical township of Durban.
- Municipal Demarcation Board
- Community Justice in a Volatile South Africa: Containing Community Conflict, Clermont, Natal by Daniel Nina (Social Justice 20 (3-4) (Fall-Winter 1993): 129-42)
- "Main Place Clermont". Census 2011.
- eThekwini Online The official site of Durban, South Africa
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